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Policies & Forms

Important policy information as well as resources for students, faculty, staff, parents & alumni

Community Standards

The Community Standards process at DePauw is designed to uphold and support the following tenets:

  1. To regard each student as an individual, deserving individual attention, consideration and respect.
  2. To consider the facts fully and carefully before resolving any case.
  3. To speak candidly and honestly to each student.
  4. To hold each student to a high standard of behavior, both to protect the campus community and to promote student moral development.
  5. To recognize the reality of human fallibility, as well as the stresses associated with collegiate life and to demonstrate compassion and understanding.
  6. To contribute to the educational mission of the University by designing policies, conducting programs and offering instruction that contribute to the intellectual and moral development of the entire student body.

For more information about the Community Standards process at DePauw, please refer to the Community Standards webpage.

Risk Management Information

At Campus Living and Community Development, we work with student leadership to help maintain compliance with all of their governing organizations’ risk management procedures.  Listed below are the risk management guidelines for FIPG and the event management procedure at DePauw University.  Other materials may be available at request by e-mailing

FIPG Risk Management Policy

Event Management

The University event registration procedure provides a framework for our students to host safe and responsible events falling in line with University, headquarters, and FIPG policies. The event registration process requires student groups and living units to outline and submit their detailed safety management plans prior to hosting events. Registered events are permitted on weekend nights between 9 PM and 2 AM.

Student groups and living units are not permitted to host events on nights before classes are regularly scheduled, during the "recess" periods, during winter term, during the new student orientation period, or on weekends during/immediately prior to final examinations.

Alcohol Information

DePauw University students’ behavior is governed by the laws of the state of Indiana as well as the guidelines set forth by the DePauw University Student Handbook.  Listed below are the University’s alcohol policy and a link to Indiana State laws on alcohol consumption and possession:

Alcoholic beverage policy for students

Indiana State Laws regarding Alcohol

New Member Education

New Member Education Forms

New Member Education Guidelines

Noise Policy

The University and its recognized organizations have an obligation and a responsibility to themselves and the surrounding community to provide an atmosphere and environment that is conducive to the normal functioning of both. The right to express oneself is limited by its effect on the rights of others. All campus groups, as well as outside agencies who use our facilities, must accept the responsibility of good citizenship.

It is important to establish good mutual relations with residents of your neighborhood the year round. Canvas the neighbors immediately surrounding your living unit prior to any noise-making event. Enable the neighbors to call the living unit representatives directly with any noise concerns. Extend a personal message of apology and a written note to any neighbor complaining about noise following an event.

It is University policy, suggested by students, to strongly discourage weekday events that will create noise issues and to encourage closed events whenever possible.

The following guidelines (please refer the PDF below) are issued to encourage responsible social functions and curb excess noise. These recommendations are solely for University policy. City and state laws also may apply.

Noise Policy Information

Expansion/Extension Policy Information

DePauw University is proud of its long-standing and diverse fraternity and sorority community.  The University recognizes that several types of chapter models and governing councils exist on campus we support those differences.  To that end, this policy will address procedures of expansion as it relates to each governing council and procedures for expansion for which all organizations and student interest groups must adhere.

Greek Expansion Policy